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Ultrasonic condition monitoring of CFRP and GRP plates using a surface-mounted source and an embedded optical fibre sensor
Author(s): Wayne R. Philp; S. Gareth Pierce; Anthony Gachagan; Alistair McNab; Gordon Hayward; Brian Culshaw
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Paper Abstract

Glass reinforced plastic (GRP) and carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CF'RP) laminates are durable, versatile and light-weight materials which are progressively replacing metals traditionally used in aerospace, automobile, rail, gas-storage and many other industries. If these composite structures were to debond, fracture or seriously degrade whilst in-service, public injury or catastrophic failure could result. Therefore, in-service condition monitoring techniques for composite structures are most significant and are of immediate importance.

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Date Published: 26 April 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2779, 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Materials and 3rd European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, (26 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.237106
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Wayne R. Philp, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
S. Gareth Pierce, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Anthony Gachagan, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Alistair McNab, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Gordon Hayward, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Brian Culshaw, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2779:
3rd International Conference on Intelligent Materials and 3rd European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials
Pierre Francois Gobin; Jacques Tatibouet, Editor(s)

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